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Ways and Means Hearing on Policy Options to Prevent Climate Change

Posted by Rich Sweeney on September 17, 2008

Tomorrow morning Ways and Means will host two panels on policy options for preventing climate change. My boss, Dallas Burtraw, will be testifying, alongside a diverse but impressive set of speakers, including Peter Orszag and Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Dallas’s comments will deal largely with the efficiency and equity implications of different cap-and-trade program designs. The whole hearing should be available lie via streaming video, so def check it out. Here’s the speaker list:

Dr. Peter Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office
The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York, New York
The Honorable Carol Browner, Principal, The Albright Group LLC
Dr. Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Mr. Robert Lighthizer, Partner and Head of the International Trade Department, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Mr. Timothy J. Regan, Senior Vice President, Corning Incorporated
Dr. David Kreutzer, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Frank Ackerman, Global Development and Environment Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute – US Center, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
Mr. Daniel Abbasi, Director, MissionPoint Capital Partners, Norwalk, Connecticut
Mr. Jerome Ringo President, Apollo Alliance, San Francisco, California
Mr. Peter Barnes, Senior Fellow, Tomales Bay Institute, Point Reyes Station, California
Mr. Bill Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
Mr. Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

One Response to “Ways and Means Hearing on Policy Options to Prevent Climate Change”

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